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"Word cannot save changes to the global template because it was opened with read-only access" message in a networked environment. Can it be removed while sharing templates?

Posted on 2006-11-14
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I work in a network environment where templates are being loaded from a network share marked as read-only. Because of this, every time Outlook is closed (when people have Word turned on as their e-mail editor), they get the message ...

"Word cannot save changes to the global template because it was opened with read-only access. Do you want to save the changes in a template with a different name?"

This of course makes sense, because when you

I want the best of both worlds ... to be able to have the templates shared on a network resource, but also to make this message go away.

Any ideas? Anyone ever put together a schema like this before?
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In Word, under Tools, Options, File Locations - what is the User Template location?
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{network drive}:\Office Templates ... that directory is the read-only share on the network.

Now directly underneath it I see a group for "Workgroup Templates" ... I'm sensing this might be part of the answer. :)
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Correct, the Workgroup Templates must be your shared templates location so modify this to point to the location you currently have in User Templates.

Then change User Templates to c:\documents and settings\<profile name>\application data\microsoft\templates
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